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Delboy_Derek

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Message Posted: May 25, 2010 12:05:30 PM

In the U.K. a lot of drivers have moved over to driving diesel engine cars for better economy.
Here is the car I drive in Scotland.

40 + mpg (US gallon size)
Ford Mondeo Estate (Station Wagon)
Engine 1.8 litre TDCI Diesel
0 - 60 > 12 secs
Top speed 125 mph

Location > Hamilton Scotland
Latest gas price today in Hamilton, Scotland = $6.06 / US Gallon size

http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Mondeo
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MicahJ1992
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:34:47 PM

DEISEL!
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MicahJ1992
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:34:31 PM

I am a military petroleum specialist and I would rather have a diesel. that grade of fuel burns slower and I put a lot of highway miles on my truck so I would pay more at the pump but it will last longer
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 8:14:20 PM

and Les4hdtv continues to blow smoke as usual....

As usual there's a lot of words with very little to back it up...
Example please list the 800+ dollars of work required every 40K miles.
List the operation and the cost, and most of all where you got your info.

And those "special" additives (ad-Blue) roughly $10.00 every 10,000 miles...
That's $0.001 or one tenth of a penny every mile.. My average mileage for the last year has been 48.x MPG...that's $0.07 per mile.

If I wanted a Camry I would have bought one. A few thousand either way would not have influenced my decision.

You might try starting your own "Topic"... Would you drive a "Camry Hybrid"
This topic reads "Would you drive a "DIESEL CAR". Most everyone is following topic.

My though would be, If you spent half as much time reporting gas prices as you do researching information on the computer that you inappropriately quote in "Bashing" diesels and bragging on Toyota....

You joined GasBuddy in Jan 2004, and have accrued 8,240 points.....

O.M.G...THAT'S 10 YEARS...MOST GAS BUDDIES ACCRUE THAT IN A WEEK....

I'm surprised the moderators haven't "86ed" you for being a "Troll" Maybe it's because you've only posted 113 times...

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 9/17/2014 8:18:50 PM EST]
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 2:47:57 PM

No
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:43:54 AM

According to federal economy guidelines for 2014:

Passat and Jetta rate 34 MPG
The Camry Hybrid rate 41 MPG
And the average cost of the TCH is 26K vs 29K for the Passat which is the equal in size of a TCH.
The TCH has no engine maintenance in the first 100K mile.
The Passat diesel requires an 800+ dollar work every 40K miles.
And it requires special additives.

Is that correct so far?

The gas Camry is rated at 28 MPG. The Jjetta, therefore is only 21% more efficient and costs an average of 3K more.
the gas Camry has no 40,000 mile maintenance cost and gas is a lot cheaper than Diesel. Diesel is great for long distance runs but lousy in short and rush hour commutes, especially compared to a TCH, right?

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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:19:46 AM

Never...............
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 9:12:47 PM

no
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Jetta_Pilot
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 7:42:04 PM

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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:04:11 AM

Not until they become cost effective.
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Huh???? A diesel engine will give you up to 40% better mileage than the same car with a gas engine!!!!!

You can load it up with luggage and passengers and you will still get better mileage!

[Edited by: Jetta_Pilot at 9/16/2014 7:43:15 PM EST]
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:27:18 AM

No, I wouldn't
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:56:11 AM

Had 3 so far, and will buy another next year!
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:21:23 AM

No
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chipperd1
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 8:26:40 PM

Nope 330 horsepower 3.7
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cargonotsofast
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 5:44:53 PM

yes
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Glasman
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 10:04:08 AM

the idea of diesel engine vehicle is growing in my little pointed head.
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hoofharted
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 4:46:29 AM

yes
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:54:13 PM

I used to have one, don't now, but I will in the future.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:34:53 AM

Would I, yes, will I, probably not.
Diesel engines have a $2000+ price premium over their gas equivalents, diesel fuel costs $0.50 more/gallon, making it take a real long time to actually see a measurable difference unless you're driving 15,000+ miles a year.
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:04:11 AM

Not until they become cost effective.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 7:55:38 AM

yep...i drive one everyday
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 6:58:01 AM

Have for years
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jwb1013
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 8:22:19 AM

Yes I would
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 3:29:09 AM

yes
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 12:07:39 PM

maybe
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:25:33 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 7:57:17 AM

Never.........
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 6:25:36 AM

if they where cheaper to buy
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 4:57:08 AM

yes
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 1:42:46 PM

Yes
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 10:20:17 AM

yup
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 9:39:13 AM

Jeff the Realtor: You got 35 MPG in the Mountains and Valleys of CA.
That's great. I've been to San Diego - What MPG did you get driving in San Diego?
Bet it wasn't 35 MPG. The same size car in a late model Hybrid will get 40 MPG in the type of driving seen in town. On the interstate there, still at least 40 MPG at posted speeds.
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 9:10:13 AM

No
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 7:53:03 AM

Yes, have for years
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 4:20:04 AM

dontuknowOH sez...
Wife makes more Noise than the diesel.

And you'll find that to be true inside a diesel car....
So make sure you get a good Stereo....
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 12:31:45 AM

Sure, driving one would be Great, I haven't done that yet, love our Diesel tractor, starts, runs, has power, burns clean, no terrible smell, just needs minimum warm-up 1.5- 2.5 minutes before working, time to finish my hot chocolate!..... Wife makes more Noise than the diesel..... when She Starts-up! About 82 DBA, and I can't close Her garage door.... as often!
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hoofharted
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 12:26:27 AM

yes
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 11:21:31 AM

yup
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 9:57:21 AM

I do and now will consider one every time I make a trade on vehicles. Mileage is superior, BlueTec burns it clean w/o the smell and the pinging noise is very mild to me and I actually like it. 2011 MB E350, just drove up and down CA through valleys and hills and averaged over 35 mpg. I really don't understand why they have not caught on?
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 2:30:27 AM

yes
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 6:32:11 AM

Never have, never will.
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cargonotsofast
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 10:21:00 PM

yes
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 9:56:44 PM

yup
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 8:50:00 PM

no
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jimmy544
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 12:03:55 PM

Sure thing I would like one of those MB Turbo diesel hybrids that apparently can get north of 70 mpg and still go over 100 mph of course you cant get both at the same time but a nice sized MB sedan that can do that...
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 8:15:01 AM

test drive maybe, not interested in owning one
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 7:45:22 AM

No interest whatsoever................
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 12:07:08 AM

Jetta_Pilot sez....
How often does this "contiki" have to reply the same crap in different threads????

LMAO....Actually consider yourself lucky...In this case "LESS" is better. "Trust Me"
after almost five years...he's the only one I've clicked "Ignore" on. There's a number of posters that continue to post the same thing over and over...In this case it's better.
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Jetta_Pilot
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 8:04:51 PM

contiki
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:17:30 AM
Never.....ever...........no interest whatsoever..........

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How often does this "contiki" have to reply the same crap in different threads????
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 6:17:07 PM

hellz yeah...
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b899
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 9:07:12 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 7:14:46 AM

Never......ever..........
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